The Broken Arrow Ledger
Broken Arrow, Indian Territory. (Tulsa Co, OK)
Vol 4 No 12
July 12, 1906 (Part 11)
Abstracted / Transcribed byLinda Haas Davenport
This issue is a special promotional issue, promoting the town of Broken Arrow. The photos are very dark. I don't know it if is possible to clean them up enough to post them in the Photo Gallery.
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<Spanning columns 4 & 5 - Photo: Jameson & Baxter's Elevator>
ARKANSAS VALLEY TOWNSITE CO.Regardless of the brevity of a special writeup of Broken Arrow it could not well be complete without special mention being made of the Arkansas Valley Townslte Company, because this company is the parent of the town itself. This company is operated by practically the same parties who own the Arkansas Valley National Bank. Although it has townsites at various other points, Broken Arrow was the first born of the company, the townsite being plotted and lots placed on the market in October, 1902. At that time only quit claim deeds could be given by the company, but warranty deeds were promised as soon as the company could get warranty title from the allottees. This promise on the part of the company was studiously fulfilled. The company also opened townsites at Alsuma, Coweta and Porter.
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JAMESON & BAXTER.It is with no small degree of pride that we present to our readers a halftone of the large mill and elevator belonging to Messrs. Jameson & Baxter. This was the very first elevator to be erected in our city. Sol. Jameson and his son, Thomas, being the first proprietors and the firm being known as Jameson & Son. This elevator was erected in 1903 and early in 1904 E. B. Baxter purchased a half interest in the institution and it has since been the property of Jameson & Baxter.
During 1905 the capacity was increased by the erection of an addition and today they have one of the most complete elevators to be found in the territory. In addition to their elevator they installed a grinder and make an exceptionally fine quality of meal, as well as to grind all kinds of chop feeds.
<Spanning columns 4 & 5 - Photo: L H Borum & Co>
L H. BORUM & CO. Dry Goods and Furnishings.Of all the handsome, attractive new stores in Broken Arrow, the city-like establishment of L H. Borum & Co. stands right along in the fore front. Modern in architecture, plate glass front, high ceiling, splendid skylight in the central part of building, and with a most artistic display of goods crowding alike the high shelves and elegant show cases, the impression made on the mind of one entering the store is of a most pleasing nature, and it is not without its element of surprise when it is considered how young the town is. A half-tone engraving of the Interior is given herewith.
Mr. L. H. Borum, the manager, is originally from Brownsville, Tenn., coming here directly from Paris in that state, where he had recently resided. With extensive experience along mercantile lines, Mr. Borum
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brings to the service of this new and extensive house, business ability of a high order and a genial personality that is sure to win for the establishment that share of the trade to which merit and honest endeavor are so justly entitled.
Mr. John Moore, also formerly of Paris, Tenn., and lately here for some time with the well-known house of Lancaster, McAnally, Sanders Co., is a popular salesman in this house.
Mr. Sam Mosby, a capitalist, and well and favorably known business man of Memphis, Tenn., is a partner. Having erected their handsome structure, according to plans both modern and tasteful, and finished the interior with marked elegance and located centrally on the west side of North Main street, next door to the postoffice, there is every reason to look for this excellent house to take very high rank in the commercial history of this rapidly growing city.
<Spanning Columns 4 & 5 - Photo: Residence of F S Hurd, Cashier First National Bank>
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<Spanning columns 1 & 2 - Photo: Residence of Daniel B Childers>
DANIEL B. CHILDERS.Living as we do in an Indian country, many of those into whose hands this special edition may fall have heretofore doubtless had a very vague idea of the Indians. As this idea can best be corrected by illustrations we are very glad indeed to be able to present in this issue some illustrations of Indians and their home 's. Herewith we present the Broken Arrow residence of Daniel B. Childers and believe that a few words concerning Mr. Childers will be of interest to our readers. Mr. Childers is now 26 years of age, being born a few miles south of where Broken Arrow now stands on December 27, 1879. He has spent all his life except when he was temporarily out to attend school or on business or pleasure. He has a wife and two bright little "papooses" and to himself and each member of his family the government has deeded a quarter section of choice lands, so they have a section of land in the family. They lived until a few months since in an attractive and happy farm home, near his place of birth, but being of a progressive turn of mind he purchased the residence shown herewith and moved to town in order that his little children may receive the benefits of our schools. Mr. Childers is proprietor of the bowling alley and conducts a very creditable and successful house. At the last Creek election he was elected to the house of warriors in the Creek council, which corresponds to the house of representatives in state legislatures. Mrs. Childers is a highly educated and bright woman and of recent years has always been one of the chief clerks during sessions of the council.
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RICHARD A. WALLER.Scarcely had the little town of Broken Arrow been plotted and lots placed on the market for sale until the subject of this sketch came here and
<Photo Richard A. Waller>
opened up a first-class drug store Mr. Waller is a native of Mt. Vernon, Mo., coming to Broken Arrow and engaging in business in November, 1902. He is, in fact the pioneer druggist of the town, and has had the pleasure of witnessing her phenomenal growth and contributing no small share toward her development. At the present time he operates the Owl Drug Company's large pharmacy presiding over the prescription counter. Mr. Waller is in accredited pharmacist and makes a specialty of prescription work, in which line he has had many years of experience. In addition to this line the Owl Drug Co. carries a complete and artistic line of drugs and drug sundries of all kinds and is as attractive and well kept a pharmacy as can be found in any town of the size of Broken Arrow. Mr. Waller is worshipful master of the Masonic lodge here, a member of the board of trustees of the M. E. church, South, is serving his second term as member of the city council, and is a public spirited business man, and it is a source of very much gratification indeed that we are enabled to present our readers with a halftone likeness of himself.
A. E. BENSON. The subject of this sketch came to Broken Arrow somewhat less than a year ago and opened a new and second-hand furniture establishment on North Main street. His is a complete house outfitting establishment, and in the selection of his stock Mr. Benson has an eye single alone to the needs of the community, quality always being the first consideration. At the present time he is having a commodious addition <....> store constructed in order to accommodate his constantly increasing business and stock. He informs us that he is highly elated with Broken Arrow and the surrounding country.
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PAGE BROTHERS.Some people live to eat and others eat to live. On the town of Broken Arrow, no matter which view of this matter one takes, he must necessarily take notice of the elegant and extensive, exclusive grocery store of Page Brothers. Immediately on stepping into the well arranged and tastefully appointed store room, with its high ceilings and crowded shelves, one is instantly reminded of the model fancy grocery stores of the larger cities.
The Messrs. Page are brothers and are here from Gibson county, Tennessee, having opened up for business here on December 20, 1904. In that time it is safe to say no house in town has grown more steadily in the volume of its business done and n the number of friends that have been made by these resourceful and energetic business men.
Mr. J. J. Page resides with hi. Family on Commercial avenue, and Mr. C. E. Page is a bachelor.
This house buys largely in carload lots of the heavier groceries, and is doing a large and constantly growing business. This firm is one of the solid, substantial ones of the town.
J.P. WALTS. The subject of this sketch was born in Missouri and learned the tonsorial art in Minneapolis, Minn. He has been a resident of Broken Arrow but little
<Photo J. P. Walts>
more than half a year, but during that time he has deported himself in such a gentlemanly manner as to secure for himself the warmest friendship of the entire community. Mr. Walts began his career in this city wholly unacquainted, opening up a barber shop in competition with two old established shops. He conducted the business alone for a time and then associated himself with Ross Ramsburg in the ownership of the Broken Arrow Shaving Parlor, which institution is today doing a very satisfactory business. It is indeed a pleasure to present to our readers a photo of Mr. Walts and to attest to his gentlemanly qualities and behavior during his residence in our city.
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